hypnotherapy

Blogs about the use of hypnotherapy in the management and treatment of a wide range of health conditions.

Letting go of that last cigarette.

9Oct

It isn’t easy to stop smoking; I know because I used to smoke, I even became a secret smoker at one point. I would smoke about 5 a day and then reached 20 a day and I couldn’t even afford … Continue reading

  

Spider Phobias Cause Unwanted Stress

2Oct

It is of course this time of year where all you see are things spider related and even see the little critters invading your home. Arachnophobia is the worlds biggest fear and causes many people unnecessary stress and anxiety, oddly, … Continue reading

  

The FEELS

30Dec

When I started writing about my weight loss journey I imagined myself sitting at my laptop being witty and wise and hopefully inspirational. Whats happened is Ive opened a can of worms where my feelings about my metamorphasis have bubbled … Continue reading

  

Need to lose weight ASAP!

20May

I’ve just had a Facebook message asking me for help, looking for a gym, as they “need to lose weight ASAP” Here is my response: “Here’s some free advice that most people pay for, so I’ll keep it simple and … Continue reading

  

Exam Pressure – Helping Out the Kids!

8May

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Kids at the age of seven appear to be doing their exams at the moment. It appears that they are being put under lots of pressure. Parents are reporting to me that their kids are experiencing tantrums, sleepless nights, crying…in … Continue reading

  

A Skeptical Approach to Medicine – Part Three – What’s the harm ?

20Feb

It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to post on Talk Health Partnership. This is despite a range of subjects interesting and moving me to want to comment. As ever, time is one of a select few commodities … Continue reading

  

Overcome Food Cravings With Self-Hypnosis

16Jan

The festive season seems to last longer and longer doesn’t it? Christmas seems to start mid October these days! The Christmas advertisements are on the television, shop fronts are covered in sparkly adornments and of course, we start reaching for … Continue reading

  

Outer Space Body Shaping With Self-Hypnosis

16Jan

With the current online clinic for January 2014 being about weight issues, today I thought I’d share one of the psychological processes I have continued to do using self-hypnosis to help make the changes. It combines some classic therapeutic ideas … Continue reading

  

Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

1Jan

Out With The old   Today is New Year’s Day, and my Facebook feeds are filled with people selling products and solutions for weight loss. Without exception these are based on the ‘calorie deficit model’ – or dieting. Unfortunately this … Continue reading

  

Reduce Blood Pressure Using Self-Hypnosis

11Oct

With the festive season being advertised already (!) I recall that last year I certainly ate too much. When speaking with a friend, he told me that they were not able to partake in so much chocolate related gluttony as … Continue reading

  

Engaging and Practicing Progressive Relaxation Using Self-Hypnosis

10Oct

Public perception of hypnosis tends to see it related to relaxation a great deal. Many people think relaxation and hypnosis are the same thing. They are not. Banyai and Hilgard (1976) showed that by having an individual exercise vigorously for … Continue reading

  

A Self-Hypnosis Sensory-Imagery Technique For Skin Conditions

18Sep

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Further to my previous blog entry here, citing some of the research supporting the use of hypnosis for help with skin conditions, as promised I am going to share a couple of self-hypnosis techniques in coming days. Today is one … Continue reading

  

The Evidence for Using Hypnosis with Skin Disorders

18Sep

As of today, I am again part of the online clinic here at the TalkHealth Partnership. This particular online clinic is looking at skin disorders. Those familiar with this site will know that the clinics offer lots of support from … Continue reading

  

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

13Sep

I often find myself working with clients suffering from IBS, both in my Hypnotherapy and in my Personal Training capacities. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or ‘IBS’, is a disorder involving a collection of symptoms that can include abdominal pain and cramping … Continue reading

  

Using Self-Hypnosis To Create Numbness & Anaesthesia

14Aug

This article is the one promised in my previous article here at my Health Talk blog; it’s aim is to further and develop your self-hypnosis skill set for applications of self-directed pain relief. During lectures in recent years and when … Continue reading

  

Self-Hypnosis for pain blocking

14Aug

In an exchange in an online clinic here at the TalkHealth website regarding pain relief for fibromyalgia sufferers I explained that self-hypnosis can be utilized greatly and thought it would be useful to share a couple of ways and means … Continue reading

  

Performance – it is all in the mind

5Aug

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As I crossed the first peak of the mountains my legs were like jelly. The wobble in my legs vibrated through my body. Then the cramps started. These were deep cramps right across my hamstrings and calves. I felt wasted, … Continue reading

  

Hypnosis for surgery

23Jul

I’ve received some lovely feedack following my last post. One of the messages was from a good friend of mine, Greg, recently had a bit of bad luck – his kidneys packed up. You know, as they do. No reason … Continue reading

  

Role of Emotions in Disease and Illness – An Introduction

8Jul

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An emotion is not a feeling, and a mood is something different too. Most people don’t understand the difference. An emotion can be thought of as just an ‘electro-chemical spark’ in the brain. Yet it is responsible for so much! … Continue reading

  

What is hypnosis?

2Jul

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This is my first blog post for talkhealth, so hello, and I trust you are well! I will be blogging regularly as well as being active on the forums and Online Clinics.  Feel free to ask me any questions you … Continue reading